Keeping your new year fitness resolutions
The most common reasons for participants failing their New Year’s resolutions are as follows:
- 35% of people set themselves unrealistic goals.
- 25% didn’t keep track of their progress.
- 20% simply forgot about them.
- 10% claimed that they set themselves too many resolutions.
If you fall into any of the above categories, don’t beat yourself up about it. Put that behind you, think about your most important resolution and get back on track.
It pays to make your resolutions S.M.A.R.T ones – focus on a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time based.
For example: If you want to lose weight, don’t just say “I want to lose 20kgs as soon as possible”. Say, “I am going to do my best to lose 1kg per week and be at my target weight 25 weeks from now”.
Tell your friends, family and colleagues about your resolution, and ask them to provide you with helpful nudges to assist you in achieving your goal.
Be persistent - New habits take time to learn, and once in a while you will slip up, revert to the old you and suddenly give in to temptation. Remember that everyone messes up from time to time. Don’t blame yourself if you falter, or allow the experience to make you give up.
YOU CAN DO IT!